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Giants are frequently mentioned in the earliest of ancient texts. Perhaps significantly, the first chapter of the Bible (Genesis) records that even before the creation of Adam and Eve there were giants on the earth...
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htm Biblical references to giants: Genesis 6:4 . and so we were in their sight'. the cities are great and walled up to heaven.) Joshua xv. This Arabian giant is mentioned by Pliny. Enkidu go was like a a dragons. is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof. saying. (3) Elea'zer: was 7 cubits (nearly 14 feet). which was of more than ordinary size. was 10 feet in height. men of renown'. The book was entirely lost until the twentieth century. Then about a century ago many highly fragmentary Manichean works written in Central Asian languages were recovered archaeologically at Turfan. who says he was the tallest man seen in the days of Claudius. behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron. while a normal adult patella is around five centimetres. 33 . (Ref: Ch 2.'There were giants in the earth in those days. 21 A people great. He furthermore adds that the grave of the giant was opened by Serbon.around 10 feet.ANAK. and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims.'Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart. Pliny: The Arabian giant Gabara was 9 feet 9 inches. as the Anakims. (3) Plutarch: 105 feet in height: Antæos is said by Plutarch to have been 60 cubits in height. Gilgamesh and together to fight the evil Humbaba at the cedar mountains. when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men. 3 and 4: The Epic of Gilgamesh) Herodotus in Book 1. (Josephus speaks of a Jew 10 feet 2 inches). and dwelt in their stead': 3:11 .html) The Epic of Gilgamesh: What is claimed as the oldest surviving epic-story in 'The epic of Gilgamesh' also includes a references to giants. 2:20 .ancient-wisdom. which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers. the people are greater and taller than we. wrote Pausanias. and Numbers xiii. Nictas asserts that he had seen him. and many. the world.st-andrews.'And there we saw the giants. and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there'. but the LORD destroyed them before them. 'The Hebrew spies said they were mere grass-hoppers in comparison with these giants' (3) Other Textual References to Giants: The Book of Giants: The Book of Giants was a work apparently composed in Syriac (an eastern dialect of Aramaic). a roar like a flood. the same became mighty men which were of old. indicating that it involved battles of the ancient giants. The evil giants face lion. a people great. Vitellius sent this giant to Rome. as the Anakims. http://www.References to a 'race' of giants who: 'dwelt therein in old time. The kneecaps of Ajax were exactly the size of a discus for the boy's pentathlon. and Arabic. and tall. in China (and much of the find remains unpublished even at present).ac. 14. Greek. and four cubits the breadth of it.'For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants.uk/~www_sd/bgiants. and he is mentioned by Josephus. a mouth of flames. In his book. (3) Giants in Mythology: 2 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . Numbers 13:33 . He was grandson of Alexius Comnnus. after the cubit of a man'. and they succeeded them.co. Andronicus II. but scant references to it survived in Latin.Giants: Fact or fiction. breath that burns trees. 11 Which also were accounted giants. 14 feet long and King Og's height is estimated at least 12 feet. Chapter 68: Describes how the Spartans uncovered in Tegea the body of Orestes which was seven cubits long -. (This bed is 6 feet wide. suggesting Ajax may have been around 14 feet tall. (Ref: http://www.uk/giants. and tall.'The Emims dwelt therein in times past. the sons of Anak. but the Moabites called them Emims'. and teeth like In the end they cut off his head. 'The Comparison of Romulus with Theseus' Plutarch describes how the Athenians uncovered the body of Theseus. A boy's discus was about twelve centimetres in diameter. and many. and they bare children to them. father of the Anakim. Deuteronomy 1:28 . Judges i. 20. and also after that. 2:10 . as the Anakims.
Aboriginal traditions speak of the Bulloo. (Spenser: Faërie Queene. Jupiter sent Hercules against him for stealing some of the Sun’s oxen. He married Phœb. Son of Heaven and Earth.) 3 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . Some Daityas from Hindu mythology include Kumbhakarna and Hiranyaksha. They were a race who fought against the gods because they were jealous of their Deva half-brothers.) ÆGÆ’ON.) EU’RYTOS. and buried under Mount Etna.) ALCYONEUS [Al’-si-o-nuce].).Giants: Fact or fiction.). FIOR’GWYN. Note that some of the giantesses had become deified because of the their relationship with the Norse gods. The stem of all the giant race. vi.v. the citadel of the frost-giants and home of Utgard-Loki or Utgardaloki. http://www. A giant discomfited by Sir Brian. or may not have been related to the Bulloo. ANTÆOS.) FERREGUS. The frost-giants were the most common giants. Extract from Brewer's 'Dictionary of Phrase and Fable' (3) AC’AMAS. or 'giant hairy ones'. one of the nine worlds. (Greek fable.ancient-wisdom. 6. But Hercules could not do anything.) CORMORANT. He was killed by the Parcæ. (Greek fable.) ANTÆ’OS (q. Father of Goliah of Secondille (3 syl. there dwelt the 'Jogungs' and 'Goolagahs'. (Argonautic Expedition. dwelling in Jötunheim (giantland). and who may. 4. (Percy: Reliques. The giant Thiassi lived on the mountain called Thrymheim. Gerd and Rind. particularly the Aesir. the father of Frigga (Scandinavian mythology).htm Myths of giants are prevalent from around the ancient world: Australian Giants: Throughout the length and breadth of central and far western New South wales. they lived in Jotunheim. His seven daughters were metamorphosed into halcyons. One of the Titans. or 'giant men and women'. who they claim were 3m tall beings who wandered the land eating giant marsupials and other Australian ice-age 'megafauna' which they killed with large stone clubs and other giant-size implements. (Greek fable. Norse mythology includes many references to 'Snow' giants and 'Mountain' giants. who had the power of reducing or extending their stature at will.theaustralianyowieresearchcenter.v. The Giants. Further to the east.timelessmyths.) ARGES (2 syl. (Greek fable.). they were hurled to earth by the aid of Hercules. the giants are called Daityas. and was the father of Latna.) CHALBROTH. Son of Poseidon Can. i. There are many places within Jotunheim other than Utgard. (See below. like Jord. In the Norse world. ALIFAN’FARON or ALIPHAR’NON (q. the hundred-handed. The other giants were the fire giants. 105 feet.) AM’ERANT. called Griotunagardar.ALO’EOS. for immediately the giant touched the earth he received fresh strength. The capital of Jotunheim was Utgard. were the chief enemies of the gods. or AL’CION. tool making giant hominids sometimes confused with the Yowies. One of the Titans.html) Norse giants: Of Scandinavian mythology. and inventor of the custom of drinking healths. (Greek fable. The giant Ori’on is so called by the Arabs. GAL’BARA. (Greek fable.com/aboriginal_legends_d. Often writers just simply called the home of the giants as Giantland. slain by Orgando. a giant was called Jotun or Iotun. Each of his two sons was 27 cubits high. One of the Cyclops. (Duchat: Œuvres de Rabelais. The fire giant named Surt ruled in Muspelheim. (Ref: http://www. One of the Cyclops.co. CŒOS. (See below.html) Hindu Giants: In Hinduism. were evil genii. Bacchus killed him with his thyrsus. Greek Giants: The sons of Tar’taros and Ge. One of the giants that made war with the gods. When they attempted to storm heaven. A cruel giant slain by Guy of Warwick. (Ref: http://www. (Greek fable.com/norse/giants. ALCYONEUS). who lived in Muspelheim. These giantesses became Asyniur or goddesses in their own rights. was 28 feet in height. The giant Hrungnir lived in a frontier of Giantland.) AG’RIOS.. Grid. (Rabelais: Pantagruel).uk/giants. There are several different types of giants.) AL’GEBAR’.) At length Pallas carried him beyond the moon. see above. with his daughter Skadi. 1711. so I have list some of these in this page and some in the Aesir page.
In the Arthurian romance. The giant of Jötunheim or Giant-land.htm GALAPAS. A giant famous for his mace with six balls. father of Gargantua.) JULIANCE.). PYRAC’MON. (Greek fable. One of the Titans.) GOG’MAGOG. (Southey: Thalaba. (Scandinavian mythology. KOTTOS. 4 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . (Greek fable.ancient-wisdom. One of the giants who made war with the gods. (Greek fable. He was killed by the Parcæ. The Cyclops of Basque mythology.co.) Gigantism: Recent Examples. One of the Cyclops.) TARTARO. The giant guardian of the caves of Babylon.) TITANS (The) YOHAK.) MUGILLO. STER’OPES (3 syl. The giant king of Utopia.). (Greek fable.) JOTUN. GRANGOUSIER. (Greek fable. slain by Cori’neus.) HIPPOL’YTOS. book v. He was killed by Hermês. One of the Cyclops. He had fifty heads and a hundred hands.Giants: Fact or fiction. One of the Titans. King of the giant race of Albion. http://www. The giant slain by King Arthur.) RITHO. (Rabelais: Gargantua. He had a hundred hands. One of the giants who made war with the gods.uk/giants. A giant of Arthurian romance. THAON.) (Greek fable. (Sir T. (See BRIAREOS. The giant who commanded King Arthur to send him his beard to complete the lining of a robe. Malory: History of Prince Arthur.) GYGES (2 syl.
and again in 1880. Dunstan’s churchyard.” HOLMES (Benjamin) was 7 feet 6 inches in height. He was born at Cuckfield. Was 7 feet 8 inches in height.Giants: Fact or fiction. She was a native of Essex. EVANS (William) was 8 feet at death. the Chinese giant. was 8 feet 2 inches in height.htm Gigantism: Extract from Brewer's 'Dictionary of Phrase and Fable' (3) BAMFORD (Edward) was 7 feet 4 inches. BRICK (M. was 8 feet 6 inches in height. and his right hand is preserved in the museum of the College of Surgeons. and was made swordbearer of the Corporation of Worcester. and was called “the Norfolk giant” (1820–1862). He was called “the French giant. and his brother was about the same. His arms had a stretch of 95 1/2 inches. in Norfolk. This Irish giant died at Clifton. in Denmark.uk/giants. He was a native of Fychou. http://www. was 7 feet 8 inches in height at the age of 26. at the age of 19. JOHN FREDERICK.) was 11 feet 6 inches. A cast of his hand is preserved in the museum of the College of Surgeons. He was born at Somerton. LA PIERRE was 7 feet 1 inch in height.” BRADLEY (William) was 7 feet 9 inches in height. and died 1820. and was exhibited in London in 1871. in 1802. and was called “the Norway giant.” FUNNUM (court giant of Eugene II.) exhibited under the name of Anak. He was a native of Kentucky. BLACKER (Henry) was 7 feet 4 inches. The entire name of this Chinese giant was ChangWoo-Goo. BUSBY (John) was 7 feet 9 inches in height. BATES (Captain) was 7 feet 11 1/2 inches. He died in 1892. This Swedish giant was exhibited in the early part of the nineteenth century. CHARLEMAGNE was nearly 8 feet in height. Bristol. and most symmetrical. He was an Irishman whose name was Francis Sheridan. They were natives of Darfield. COTTER (Patrick) was 8 feet 7 1/2 inches in height. He was a Northumberland man. He was exhibited in London in 1865–1866. This Norway giant was exhibited in London in 1880. BRUSTED (Von) was 8 feet in height. HAR’DRADA (Harold) was nearly 8 feet in height (“5 ells of Norway”). and were therefore 3 1/2 inches too long for symmetry. He was born at Stratgard. in Sussex. FRANK (Big). Duke of Brunswick. Was 7 feet 10 inches in height. London. and died in 1737. and exhibited in the Cosmorama. and died in 1632. in Yorkshire. and was buried in St. Regent Street. He was born in 1787. and died in 1870. in Yorkshire. J.” Snorro Sturleson says he was “about 8 feet in height. and visited England 1862–5. He was a porter of Charles I. and was so strong he could squeeze together three horseshoes with his hands. 5 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . and was called “The British Giant. CHANG. ELEIZEGUE (Joachim).co.. in 1724. His birth is duly registered in the parish church of Market Weighton. He died in 1768. GILLY was 8 feet. GORDON (Alíce) was 7 feet in height.ancient-wisdom. HALE (Robert) was 7 feet 6 inches in height. His wife (Anna Swann) was the same height. He was a Spaniard. FRENZ (Louis) was 7 feet 4 inches in height. He was born in 1840 at Ramonchamp. in the Vosges.
Gorapus. and died in 1760. of Willingham. Gasper Bauhin speaks of a Swiss 8 feet in height. in Ireland (1740–1760). at the age of 9. He died in February. SALMERON (Martin) was 7 feet 4 inches in height. an account of a South American giant. He died August 3. was over 10 feet in height. and both his father and mother were of gigantic stature. H. and died in 1802.) RIECHART (J. August 14th. He was a native of Friedberg. Turner.” He was born at Hale. C.Giants: Fact or fiction.) was 8 feet 4 inches in height. Warren. TOLLER (James) was 8 feet at the age of 24. This Saxon giant died in London at the age of sixty (1674–1734). (Ref: C. Dublin. He was called “The Mexican Giant. and his forefinger was 9 inches long. A giant was exhibited at Rouen in the early part of the eighteenth century 17 feet 10 inches in height. tells us that his father knew a lady 9 feet in height. The skeleton of this Irish giant is preserved in the College of Surgeons. This Russian giant was drum-major of the Imperial Guards. M. He was born in Cork. He was born in Norway. and weighed abvoe 37 stone. and was contemporary with Murphy (1761–1783). or CHARLES BYRNE. from 235 to 238. Lancashire. This Irish giant was contemporary with O’Brien (see below). PORUS was “5 cubits in height” (7 feet 6 inches).” SWANN (Anne Hanen) was 7 feet 11 1/2 inches in height. and died at the age of twenty (1740–1760). 1819. the naturalist. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. in the reign of James J. and died at Marseilles. This Scotchman was usually called “Big Sam. O’BRIEN (Patrick) was 8 feet 7 inches in height. Plott: Natural History of Staffordshire. is a human skeleton 8 feet 6 inches in height.uk/giants. In the museum of Trinity College. He died in Cockspur Street. who. MAXIMI’NUS was 8 feet 6 inches in height. F.ancient-wisdom. She was a native of Nova Scotia. He was born at Port Leicester.” Vanderbrook says he saw at Congo a black man 9 feet high. London. It was 11 feet 5 inches. S. p. was 8 feet 4 inches in height. tells us he saw in Brazil a giant 12 feet in height. was 3 feet 9 inches at the age of 3. Dr. MAGRATH (Cornelius) was 7 feet 10 inches in height at the age of 16.co.A. Called “the French giant. MCDONALD (Samuel) was 6 feet 10 inches in height. MELLON (Edmund) was 7 feet 6 inches in height at the age of nineteen. http://www. LOUISHKIN was 8 feet 5 inches in height. MCDONALD (James) was 7 feet 6 inches in height. (Quintus Curtius: De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni. in 1575. “His hand was 17 inches long and 8 1/2 broad. O’BRIEN.htm LOUIS was 7 feet 4 inches in height. He was an orphan reared by Bishop Berkeley. M. MURPHY was 8 feet 10 inches in height. 1804. 1898) Giants in Archaeology: 6 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . Brewer. MIDDLETON (John) was 9 feet 3 inches in height. 295. Thomas Hall. The Roman emperor.” His left hand is preserved in the museum of the College of Surgeons. aged thirty-nine. and a woman fully 10 feet. the skeleton of which he measured.) MILLER (Maximilian Christopher) was 8 feet in height.” He was the Prince of Wales’s footman. Ireland. (in Notes and Queries. Del Rio tells us he himself saw a Piedmontese in 1572 more than 9 feet in height. Becanus asserts that he had seen a man nearly 10 feet high. tells us of a Swedish giantess. His hand measured 12 inches. Thevet published. the surgeon. 1875). and adds “her head touched the ceiling of a good-sized room. He was an Indian king who fought against Alexander the Great near the river Hydaspês. OSEN (Heinrich) was 7 feet 6 inches in height at the age of 27.
(30ft in height). lie scattered over a wide area. A similar molar of chert fossilisation was also recovered from ancient deposits near Dubbo. Liverpool and Manchester. M. http://www. pounders.. In his book. W. One of the most prolific regions of the world for reports of giants is the Americas where numerous records exist of both skeletal remains and actual sightings. Tennessee.H.. Kansas in 1899. DeHart. California in 1891 and first displayed in Scranton.W. If this was a human skeleton. In White County.D. Tennessee. an "ancient fortification" contained skeletons of gigantic stature averaging at least 7 feet in length. George W. in 1821.co. dug out a skeleton "of unusual size" in a mound of Ashland County. Giant skeletons were found in the mid-1800s near Rutland and Rodman. nearby to Glenquickan was excavated in the early 1800's revealing the bones of . 1975). eight-inch skeleton was excavated from a mound near Brewersville. This was at least a foot taller than the average Indian height in the area. J. when the ancestors appeared from the north like giants'. What later happened to the giant and its owner is unknown. A fossil hunter searching the Winburndale River north of Bathurst discovered a large quartzitised fossil human molar tooth. Ohio. author John Haywood describes "very large" bones in stone graves found in Williamson County. New York. N. chisels.D. Indiana (Indianapolis News. six inch skeleton was found in a Utah mound. (Photo from the British Strand magazine.W. The following list suggests a genuine need for a re-appraisal of pre-Columbian American history. In old Pleistocene river gravels near Bathurst.Giants: Fact or fiction. Ireland.. knives and hand-axes-all of tremendous weight. Its girth of chest was 6ft 6in. and these natives. was apparently unearthed in County Antrim. and length of arms 4ft 6in. A skeleton discovered at Lucerne in 1577. adzes. a nine-foot. N.htm The giant (right). Dec 1895) Australian aborigines 'When the world was new. M.S. huge stone artifacts-clubs. and found to be 12ft 2in high.S. Prospectors working in the Bathurst district over 40 years ago frequently reported coming across large human footprints in shoals of red jasper. Larry Cartmell. The bones of another gigantic skeleton were exposed by the action of the Rhone in 1456.N. Dr. The Martindale Mummies (left) were acquired by Ripley's in February 1998 from Dr. There are six toes on the right foot. Plater is our authority for this measurement. whose remains were discovered near the Rhone in 1613..ancient-wisdom. far too big for any normal modern human.what few there were of them 7 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . the mother is the tallest female mummy ever discovered! Giants in the Americas. Measuring an incredible 6'8" tall. 'a man of uncommon size' (2).. The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee. Hill. In 1879. A six foot. Lykins uncovered skull bones "of great size and thickness" in mounds of Kansas City area in 1877. The origin of the "Martindale Mummies" remains a mystery. (3) Teutobochus.uk/giants. found vertebrae "larger than those of the present type" in Wisconsin mounds in 1876. This skeleton was on display in exhibitions in Dublin.R. the height of the living man must have been 30 feet. A stone circle in Scotland. The mother and child mummies were discovered in Yosemite Valley. (19ft in height). they occupied a tomb 30 feet long. Nov 10.
Ohio.Miner. miners discovered the mummified remains of woman measuring 6 feet 8 inches tall holding an infant.ancient-wisdom. The mummies were found in a cave behind a wall of rock in the Yosemite Valley. during mound explorations by a Dr Everhart near Zanesville. 1895. 1939). 1888). v7. Cyrus Thomas. Paul Pioneer Press. The second skeleton was almost 10 feet long. contained a vault in which was found a skeleton measuring 7 feet 2 inches. In 1885. v13. Nevada. in 1884. May 23.Giants: Fact or fiction. A mound near Toledo. 52f).htm -were not mound builders. The first of these two skeletons found measured 8 1/2 feet tall and appeared to have been wrapped in a gum-covered fabric similar to the Egyptian manner. 24. (St. June 19. were discovered remains of seven skeletons 7 to 8 feet tall. Oct. In 1911. Paul Globe. 1896). Ohio. (St. (Review . 1890-91). In February and June of 1931. Dobbins.(American Antiquarian. Pennsylvania. Inscriptions were carved on the vault. Aug. 29. bones of other giants came to light. while at Moose Island and Pine City. (American Antiquarian. Lake Koronis. cited by Ron G. In Minnesota. 1880. held 20 skeletons. 8 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . v3. a skeleton measuring 8 feet 9 inches was found buried under a rock ledge along the Holly Creek in east-central Kentucky. 1885. 1883) A skeleton 7 feet 6 inches long was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a temple chamber within a mound in Kanawha County. NEARA Journal. seated and facing east with jaws and teeth "twice as large as those of present day people. 1884 133f. 1883. Paul Pioneer Press. near Lovelock. several red-haired mummies ranging from 6 and a half feet to 8 feet tall were discovered in a cave in Lovelock. 12. v6.(Review .uk/giants. with a sandstone slab containing hieroglyphics.Miner. A large mound near Gasterville. Minnesota. West Virginia. June 29. 12th Annual Report. Smithsonian Bureau of Ethnology. Nevada. A skeleton which is reported to have been "of enormous dimensions" was found in a clay coffin. Minnesota. Nevada. large skeletons were found in the Humboldt lake bed near Lovelock. In 1965. pg61) Ten skeletons "of both sexes and of gigantic size" were taken from a mound at Warren. 1888. (American Antiquarian." and besides each was a large bowl with "curiously wrought hieroglyphic figures." (Chicago Record. Report on Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology. 1931) A 7 ft 7 inch skeleton was reported to have been found on the Friedman ranch.co. (St. fall 1978). http://www. Sept. in 1939. The skeleton of a huge man was uncovered at the Beckley farm.
he and his crew encountered a giant of a man. mentions that he saw two men who stood nine feet tall. (1) The last sighting seems to have taken place in 1764. Tome Hernandez.htm We are also reminded that some of the first explorers to the Americas reported seeing giants themselves: The first chronicled sighting occurred in 1520.co. when Commodore Byron.ancient-wisdom. two more travellers. Chile. Magellan and his men apparently captured two specimens. the Spanish authorities there filed repeated reports of a race of giants living in the wild interior.uk/giants. Anthony Knyvet and Sebald de Weert all claim to have laid eyes on the South American giants. recorded the fact that they had discovered a pair of human skeletons. (1) In 1615. (1) By 1700. (1) (More about pre-Columbian America) Fake Giants: Look out for a number of modern composite photo's made for fun: Especially for those that resulted from the 'fake photo' competition. 9 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM . who passed through San Julian in 1578. and in the years that followed similar reports were made by other explorers such as Pedro Sarmiento. and the next official record places them at Valdivia. He shipped them aboard and set sail. Enquiries suggested that he belonged to a tribe of giants who lived nearby. but they died before the return journey was completed. saw them at Cabo Virgines. when the Portuguese explorer Magellan anchored his ships in the harbour of San Julian. In 1712. not many miles from the town. the giants seemed to have moved away from San Julian. On going ashore. grandfather of famous poet. intending to take them back to Europe. (1) Sir Francis Drake. Jacob le Maire and Wilhelm Schouten. http://www. nearly ten feet tall and with the 'voice like a bull'.Giants: Fact or fiction. each nine feet in length.
Many saw it for the hoax it was. the proof of giants on earth became set in stone.co. who discovered his stone man on the job..held in 2002. Giants . a full year later.ancient-wisdom. He then buried his creation on a neighbouring New-York farm.The Vanquished Race of Mighty Men. had it not appeared at Worth1000. A digitally altered photograph created in 2002 shows a reclining giant surrounded by a wooden platform—with a shovel-wielding archaeologist thrown in for scale. . so make your submission count. 3). We will remove poor entries no matter how much we like you.T.htm Irish Fakes . Barnum for exhibiting a copy of it. Ref: http://news. You'll have 48 hours for this contest.. Cobham Brewer.The Modern Antiquarian.. After arguing with a clergyman who claimed that giants had walked the earth because the Bible said so. 2). By 2004 the "discovery" was being blogged and emailed all over the world—"Giant Skeleton Unearthed!"—and it's been enjoying a revival in 2007. although he exhibited great patience for making a fool of others. Barnum claimed his statue was just a hoax of a hoax and was found not guilty. Become the exclusive sponsor of a page of your choice. J. Harper Collins Publ. advertise your company on this space . See the first contest for an idea of what this one is about. Cope. Contact us HERE for further information. and rumours began to spread that it was a fossilized human of gigantic proportions. . people might have done a double take. Your job is to show a picture of an archaeological discovery that looks so real. quality is a must. The photo on the left is from this competition and is a fake. As always..html This photo was used to advertise the competition . http://www. 1998. Hull hired some well diggers. In 1869. Roy Norvill. Of course people gathered to see this oddity..com/news/2007/12/071214giant-skeleton.uk/giants. (Anomalous Artefacts) (Ooparts) References: 1). 10 of 11 2011/05/11 03:23 PM .George Hull was said to have no patience with fools. Eventually Hull had to admit it was a fake after he sued P..nationalgeographic. The rules of this game were thus: You are to create an archaeological hoax.Giants: Fact or fiction. E. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Hull proceeded to carve a 10-foot gypsum statue of a man. 1898. but when two Yale professors declared it genuine.
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